STEM

Find Superscripts, Subscripts, and Unicode in a text file (Python)

Occasionally, it becomes necessary to search for special characters like superscripts, subscripts, symbols, emojis, or any Unicode characters within a text document. This is crucial when working with data files that should not contain any such characters, unless they are explicitly required and managed. Most editors, including Word, lack a ‘Find’ feature that reveals all […]

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Coding STEM

Windows 11 Boot MicroAnimation and Wise Monkey using just text

Recently, an ex-colleague of mine brought to our attention the Microsoft font possibly used in creating the spinning dots in Windows 11 boot screen. The font is called “Segoe Boot Semilight” and is a true type font. So, I had to verify that this is true, and I wanted to try to create the animation […]

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STEM

Different ways to generate a list and array containing numbers

In this post, I show different ways to generate a list and array containing numbers (ints, and floats, positive and negative, mixed) in python…using random, list, and numpy arrays. Why do we need both? NumPy arrays are very efficient for numerical operations and require elements to be of the same data type, whereas lists are […]

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STEM

Finding min, max in a sequence and plotting the distances

Let’s say that we have a sequence of numbers in consisting of whole numbers, fractions, positive and negative numbers of varying length, that is, of no predefined length (e.g.2.25, 5.25, 6.75, 8.25, 9.75…). What we want to do is to sort the numbers in ascending order, and find the differences between 2 adjacent numbers and […]

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STEM

Calculate your tank size capacity in gallons (and weight)

Don’t remember how many gallons your tank or pond holds? No worries, this little code below will calculate the amount of gallons the container can hold based on its dimensions you enter. Besides, knowing your actual water volume helps you determine what 10%, 30% water change means in gallons, and precise measurements of additives (conditioner, […]

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hobby Life STEM

Estimating the final pH, GH, KH of your water mixture

As a fish and shrimp keeper on different tanks with different creatures requiring different water parameters and conditions, it does me good to keep track of all those especially when replacing or changing water, or adjusting parameters for optimal suitability of the creatures. For example, for the shrimp tank, keeping track of KH, GH are […]

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